Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Evidence and Forensics Facility

Project overview

As the master architect and project manager for a new Evidence and Forensics Facility, Vanir was instrumental in designing and delivering a much-needed facility for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

The project included:

  • Construction of an evidence processing and storage building, consisting of an evidence viewing area and warehouse, bulk storage areas, a narcotics and firearm storage space, a public waiting area and additional offices
  • Remodel of an existing building that houses labs for DNA and evidence processing, a cybercrimes work area, coroner office space and technician area

The facility meets California Peace Officer Standards and Training and International Association for Property and Evidence standards for building construction and evidence handling, as well as the guidelines established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the planning, design, construction and moving of forensic laboratories. The project was completed successfully on time and within budget.

Tulare, California
Tulare County

Design-Build Architect: Paul Halajian

Master Architect: Vanir


Design-Build Contractor: Forcum/Mackey Construction, Inc.

Square Footage
15,000 SF
Construction Cost
$3.6 Million
Start Date
Completion Date